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RELEASE: Igo Statement on Nippon Steel Corporation’s Acquisition of U.S. Steel

Monday, December 18, 2023

ST. PAUL – State Representative Spencer Igo, R-Wabana Township, issued the following statement this morning reacting to news that Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan’s largest steelmaker, has acquired U.S. Steel.

“Today’s news opens the door for new possibilities on the Iron Range as Nippon’s acquisition of U.S. Steel will better position our region to play an important role in helping meet increased, global demand for steel,” said Igo. “There are many questions that will be answered in the weeks and months ahead, but I am encouraged that Nippon has made clear that they are committed to honoring all of U.S. Steel’s collective bargaining agreements that have been negotiated over the years. Moving forward, I expect operations at Keetac and Minntac to continue uninterrupted and am hopeful that new technologies will expand opportunities in Minnesota.”